Wow! What an achievement! Well done to our Brazilian Beauty & Jack Jones Fitness Teams who smashed 34 km in the Brisbane Kokoda Challenge yesterday!!!!
Our collective efforts of sponsorship and an unforgettable Fundraising Trivia Night at Jack Jones Fitness, raised over $3,000 the Kokoda Youth Foundation to support young Australians.
On the day, despite the cold and the 7am start, there was an amazing buzz at the start line. The 1000+ competitors warmed up together, paid tribute to fallen soldiers and prepped themselves for a real test of endurance.
The 34km course took us from the Brookfield showgrounds, up into the tropical terrain of D’Aguilar National Park, through undulating fire trails, lush valley’s and of course - steep hills. One in particular, aptly named ‘Hell Hole’, helped us to remember the meaning of endurance, as we were pushed to our limits ascending out of a creek bed.
Over 5 hours (for some just over 4!!), dirt, sweat and a few tears later, our teams crossed the finish line in their groups, totally exhausted but over the moon with what we had achieved.
Our hats go off to all the competitors who took part and supported this great cause, and of course a huge thank you to those who contributed.
The Kokoda Youth Foundation delivers key programs, courses and opportunities to youth from all social backgrounds and targets many different needs. Each year, the Foundation helps many 12 to 17 year olds in these programs, and has a lasting impact on their families, schools and communities.
To see more pics of this epic event, Like Us On Facebook
, Twitter and Instagram. The Brazilian Beauty Team loves getting together in sporting style to support a great cause and we hope to see you at the next community event.,